Cyclone Survivors Arrive in Thai Cities

Cyclone Survivors

Arrive in Thai Cities

By YENI / MAE SOT in Irrawaddy

June 17, 2008

Sitting in a house where she is temporarily staying in Mae Sot on the Thai-Burma border, Ma Gyee, a 28-year-old Burmese cyclone survivor, speaks in a low, heartrending voice:

“The aid sits at the compounds of the local township authorities,” she said. “We, the survivors, have received just a drop.”

A local pick-up truck overflowing with commuters. Observers say refugees from the Irrawaddy delta seeking a better life in Thailand are likely to continue arriving in Thai border towns in the coming months. (Photo: AP)
Ma Gyee is among some 100 Burmese cyclone refugees from the Irrawaddy delta and Rangoon Division who recently arrived in Mae Sot, located opposite the Burmese town of Myawaddy.

Than Shwe with Teflon-coated thickest skin on earth

Than Shwe with Teflon-coated thickest skin on earth

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General Ne Win unexpectedly resigned after reading the famous letters from U Aung Gyi, the ex-Brigadier General, who was expelled from the post of his deputy position. U Aung Gyi just revealed the sufferings of the Burmese people, General Ne Win’s failed policies and the suffocation to death of few dozens of protesters on the trucks.

But Senior General has a thickest skin on earth, coated with Taflon. He has the ice cold heart, if he still has a human heart. His brain cells are flooded with greed and is not going to resign and transfer power to any one. He is willing to fight back at all cost.

He and his Junta cohorts are lying through their teeth. They lie about the aims of the elections when they lost. They lie every thing about politics, economy and churned out false news about local and International events.

Now Than Shwe and his media people tried to lie unsuccessfully about the effects and extent of the Cyclone Nargis.

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Myanmar cyclone: Burying the dead

Date: 17 Jun 2008

The sight of dead bodies strewn across the landscape is horrific.

Myanmar’s people – weighed down by trauma and grief in the wake of Cyclone Nargis – can barely cope with the images of death surrounding them.

With 133,000 dead or missing, thousands of bodies remain uncollected and unburied. In many communities ravaged by the cyclone, there are more dead than living.

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Myanmar bloggers help build ‘Budget Huts’ in delta

LABUTTA, Myanmar (AP) — Bloggers may find their messages blocked by Myanmar’s military regime, but that hasn’t stopped Nyi Lynn Seck from raising tens of thousands of dollars for cyclone survivors through his website.

Now, the 29-year-old IT specialist and his friends are getting their hands dirty and putting the donations to work by helping to build “Budget Huts” in the Irrawaddy delta, a region still reeling from the May 2-3 killer storm. Continue reading